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Mar 11, 2011 7:00pm EST
>> susie: japan in crisis. a massive earthquake rocks the asian nation. that unleashed a powerful tsunami pushing rivers of water through coastal cities and farmland. >> tom: with damages likely in the billions of dollars, we look at whether the crisis will derail japan's economic recovery and the global comeback. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, march 11. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening, everyone. a state of emergency in japan tonight. officials are still trying to assess the scope of the damage and casualties from that massive earthquake. susie, the magnitude of the quake 8.9 is the strongest on record in japan. >> susie: tom, it's still not clear what the devastating earthquake will do to japan's fragile economy and the global markets. here in the u.s. despite the japan's stock index tumbled almost 180 points closing just minut
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Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm EDT
>> susie: japan's unfolding nuclear crisis derails markets around the globe. the dow tumbled almost 300 points at the open. >> the global markets were very anxious. it was an absolute... i wouldn't call it a flight to safety; it was a flight to cash. it looked like people were desperate for liquidity. >> susie: market strategist mike holland and economist diane swonk weigh in with their analysis. you're watching "nightly business report" for tuesday, march 15. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. my colleague tom hudson is off. japan is on high alert tonight as the country responds to yet another explosion at the daichi nuclear power plant. japan's prime minister warned of substantial radiation leaks. the ongoing threat of radioactive fallout led to a global market sell-off today. we have complete coverage, beginning in tokyo with correspondent
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
." >> a second explosion at the damaged fukushima at -- power plant and 11 people are injuried. japan offers assurances that risks remain low. tens of thousands of people are still missing amidst the race of trying to find loved ones. >> hello and welcome. also in this program, japan's stocks tumble. they take emergency action by pouring in cash to the market. >> japan's nuclear crisis appears to be deepening. in the last few hours, there has been a second explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant. speaking in the last hour, japan's cabinet secretary said the risk of today's explosion caused an uncontrolable leak of radiation is low. but the u.s. said it had moved away from the area after one of its aircraft carriers detected low-level radiation 160 kilometers off shore. tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. let's go to my correspondent who is in japan in the sendai area with all the very latest. >> hello to you. you join me on the outskirts of sendai city. this main wall behind me is where the wall of tsunami, sea water, washed up about a half a mile from the harbor
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00pm EDT
>> susie: the world watches japan as questions mount about the human tragedy and the potential damage to the global economic recovery. >> the global recovery will not be derailed by the events in japan, given everything we know today. >> susie: from the auto industry in japan to the future of nuclear energy here in the u.s., we continue our coverage of japan's massive earthquake. you're watching "nightly business report" for monday, march 14. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. my colleague tom hudson is off tonight. it's day four of japan's monstrous earthquake and tsunami, and the full brunt of the damage is still unknown. the death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 and the country continues to battle the threat of a catastrophic nuclear accident. now japan is focused on the enormous human suffering, but attention aroun
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
>> susie: investors face fear and confusion as japan's nuclear crisis continues. energy regulators around the globe warn about the risks and u.s. stocks get whipsawed. >> tom: as the situation unfolds, how is the nuclear industry responding to the escalating crisis? and what is in store for investors? you're watching "nightly business report" for wednesday, march 16. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. fears escalated today around the world about the nuclear crisis in japan. comments from energy officials in europe and the u.s. raised questions about danger from the damaged reactors, tom. >> tom: susie, these were stark comments from top global experts. europe's energy chief said japan's dai-ichi nuclear plant was "effectively out of control." the u.s. energy secretary said there was a "partial meltdown" there. additionally, americans within 50 miles of t
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
: japan's disaster is raising questions about u.s. nuclear liability and the yen's continued surge as we continue our coverage of the japanese crisis. you're watching nightly business report for thursday, march 17th. >> this is nightly business this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> tom: good evening, thanks for joining us tonight. president obama said today japan's nuclear crisis won't affect the united states, susie. >> susie: you know, tom, the president spoke this afternoon from the white house rose garden and said he doesn't expect a nuclear radiation to be a risk for people inside the unite states. >> i want to be very clear. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, whether it's the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pas civic. >> susie: besides japan's nuclear crisis a big spike in the japanese yen is creating a currency crisis. finance ministers from ar
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
." a massive earthquake hits the northeast of japan. measuring an 8.9, triggering a tsunami. >> one of the largest earthquakes to hit japan in years, causing widespread damage across tokyo. >> at least 20 people killed and many more missing as a refinery fire burns out of control. >> a whirlpool off the eastern coast of japan. a tsunami warning has now been widened to cover the pacific basin. >> thst "bbc news." we're bringing you ongoing coverage of the tsunami and the earthquake that hit japan. >> it measured an 8.9. it triggered a 10-meter tsunami that destroyed everything in its path, sending ships crashing into the shore and swamping large areas of farmland. >> evacuations are taking place in japan, itself as well as warnings that have been issued in australia, hawaii and peru. >> the moment the earthquake struck, this, is a local government office. this, the offices of japan's public broadcasting. there were several powerful aftershocks in the hours following. >> the magnitude of this one was too obvious. people spilled out on to the streets and tried to comfort one another. t
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: japan raced to prevent a radiation catastrophe today as explosions rocked two reactors at a nuclear plant, and government officials urged 140,000 people near the facility to remain inside. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the rescue efforts in towns along the coast, even as the nation was hit by another powerful aftershock. and the official death toll topped 3,000, with many more homeless. >> brown: we assess the magnitude of the crisis and what's being done to avert a full nuclear meltdown. >> ifill: and ray suarez examines the economic impact of the disaster, as stock markets plunge in japan and around the world. >> brown: plus, paul solman tells the tale of two ohio counties-- once very similar economically, now far apart. >> you could go to a lot of placess around the country and they're living in one high- income reality and a couple counties away it's a whole different world. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's newshour. major fundi
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
>> susie: from unrest in libya to uncertainty in japan, how the unknown is coloring the outlook for oil prices. >> tom: and we get the latest from japan, one week after its deadly earthquake and tsunami. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, march 18. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. president obama put libya on notice today saying the u.s. and its allies are ready for military action. tom, the president's message was aimed at libyan leader moammar qaddafi. >> tom: susie, speaking at the white house, president obama said qaddafi must end the violence and pull back troops from towns under attack. >> let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable. if qaddafi does not comply, the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> susie: ahead of the president's warning, libya said it's ceasing all military action and w
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of the catastrophe unleashed by friday's earthquake and tsunami in japan. officials estimate the death toll could exceed 10,000, as the nation struggles with a mounting economic, nuclear, and humanitarian crisis. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, we have on the ground reports from several towns on japan's northeastern coast, where the search for survivors continues. >> ifill: we update the international rescue effort aimed at getting food, shelter, and medical help to victims. >> suarez: and we talk to newshour science correspondent miles o'brien and radiation expert david brenner about the state of japan's nuclear reactors. >> ifill: plus, margaret warner examines saudi arabia's military move into neighboring bahrain after a weekend of protests. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as the markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific life has
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> lehrer: a massive earthquake struck japan today, the largest in the nation's history. it triggered tsunami waves that killed at least 1,000 people. and the entire pacific, including the west coast of the u.s., was put on alert. good evening. i'm jim lehrer. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have video of the disaster, and talk to three people in tokyo for firsthand accounts of what they experienced and how the nation responded. >> lehrer: and we get an early assessment of how well japan was prepared for the dual hit of the earthquake and the tsunami. >> woodruff: then, we excerpt president obama's remarks about the federal budget stalemate and the uprising in libya at a white house news conference. >> we are tightening the noose on qaddafi, seymour and more isolated internationally both through sanctions as well as an arms embargo. >> lehrer: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in the area around japan's damaged fukushima nuclear plant today, forcing emergency workers to temporarily abandon the facility, as tens of thousands of homeless struggled with snows and bitter cold. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on efforts to control the growing crisis in japan, including the stories of survivors and rescue crews in towns virtually wiped out by the tsunami. >> woodruff: we examine the health risks from the radiation spewing from the reactors and being carried by the wind far from japan's shores. >> ifill: plus, kwame holman looks at the u.s. nuclear energy industry in the context of japan's current crisis. >> woodruff: then, jeffrey browç updates the conflict in libya,ç as moammar qaddafi's forces move against key rebel strongholds. >> ifill: and science correspondent miles o'brien reports on nasa's next deep space ambitions, including a journey to the planet closest to the sun. >> we'll take you to mercury and beyond. you know, the solar system is not the same place you learned about in grad
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Mar 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
on this developing crisis in japan. >> welcome to tokyo. it is rush hour on a tuesday evening. it has been pretty intense all day long. it is because of the radiation levels that are generated north of here. the radiation levels have fallen according to officials at the plant. a third exposure and in two days. -- explosion in two days. here in tokyo, no dangerous to a human health, or so we were told. the official death toll is now 2400. many thousands are still missing. a total of 10,000. very serious questions are being raised. my fellow colleague has this report. >> the crisis in nuclear plant is worsening by the hour. radiation levels close to the site significantly higher now. an explosion and a fire creating conditions that are a risk to human health, according to the government. >> the reading levels seems to be very high. there are still very high risks, further. >> they already asked people to leave the area. now they are ordering them out. extra precautions -- precautions are needed. >> 20 or 30 kilometers from the power plant, depending on what happens at the power plant. you are asked
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
the earthquake, japan remembers the disaster. but they continue to look for survivors. and it's a slow go at the fukushima nuclear plant. >> western leaders are consulting on how to carry out the u.n. security council decision on how to carry out military action. let's go to my colleague. >> well, the atmosphere here in tripoli is one of outright defiance with the gaddafi regime showing they are defiant. gaddafi's son said it was not true that the libyan troops attacked rebels, and that it was a group of gangsters that attacked the civilians. >> the worried look on the face of the u.s. ambassador said it all. by u.n. standards this was real -- with powers like russia and china having to be forced -- convinced not to go against it. >> the central purpose of this resolution is clear. to end the violence. to protect civilans and to allow the libyan people to determine their own future free from the gaddafi regime. >> but it was far from nams. five countries on stained. >> the likelihood of large scale loss of life should not be underestimated. if the steps proposed turn out to be ineffective
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: workers at japan's damaged fukushima nuclear plant used water cannons, heavy duty fire hoses, and military helicopters in an effort to cool down overheating fuel rods, but it's not clear that anything has worked. president obama said today there was no risk to any u.s. territory from the reactors. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the containment operations, the ongoing exodus of people from areas close to the reactors, and new footage from when the tsunami struck six days ago. >> woodruff: and amid signs of both resilience and confusion, we look at japan's political culture in response to the disaster. >> brown: then, ray suarez has an update on libya, as the u.n. moves to a vote on establishing a no-fly zone over the country. >> woodruff: margaret warner talks to irish prime minister enda kenny about the celtic tiger's struggle to kick-start it's economy. >> brown: and tom bearden reports on a project to use private satellites to help stop g
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
containment efforts in japan as the government there raises the alert level. >> suarez: plus jeffrey kaye, in beijing, has chinese reaction to the japanese nuclear crisis. >> the nation is in the process of building 37 new nuclear pourpts, and is now reexamining safety. >> brown: mark shields and david brooks provide their weekly analysis. >> suarez: and fred de sam lazaro gets a rare look inside syria, where the government is just beginning to be challenged by protesters. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's going to work an a big scale. only, i think it's going to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 yea
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Mar 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
gwen: ripple effects from japan to libya and everywhere in between as the world works with the fallout from uprising and disaster. tonight on "washington week." >> ample warning was given qaddafi needed to stop his campaign of oppression or be held accountable. gwen: as muammar qaddafi closes in on rebels, the world community reacts. >> i urge you to immediately cease-fire and work with the resolution. >> the violence must stop, the killing must stop and the people of libya must be protected and have the opportunity to express themselves freely. gwen: will can do you havey he -- will qaddafi lose his grip? are we on the brink of all-out war? while on the other side of the world, japan copes with a disaster of biblical proportions. after the quake. after the flood. now nuclear fallout. >> there's no water in the spent fuel pool and we believe radiation levels are extremely high. gwen: how japan's calamity could affect us all. covering the week, tom gjelten of npr, coral davenport of "national journal" and david wessel of "the wall street journal." >> award-winning repor
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
for joining us here on "bbc world news." s that the situation in -- well, that is the situation in japan. many people still missing. thousands homeless. a british national who wants to leave the country who are working or living in tokyo or the northeast should do so if they wish. that is word from outside the foreign office. >> that was live from tokyo. plenty more from japan throughout thexd next couple of hours here on "bbc world news." let's get the latest indication for the tokyo stock market. how has-been has it been today? >> it's been another volatile session. on monday and tuesday the japanese stock market dropped by añr total of 16% then went back up on wednesday. today it has slipped up again. the nikkei closed down by a further 1.5%. this is despite the bank of japan pumping money into the system. we've seen the yen rising to these record highs not seen since the second world war. looking at toyota. of course, toyota is a huge exporter. they are watching their shares falling, despite saying they will be trying to resume their car plants. >> now the task of rebuilding japan's infra
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
, engineering efficiency, but sometimes messy government, what impact will the disaster have on japan pose a sense of self? sense of self? plus, china suspense nuclear building plans. is the future of nuclear power now in doubt? hello. anti-government groups in saudi arabia hope to emulate the unrest in tunisia, egypt and bahrain with a day of range, but it was always going to be more difficult in the tightly controlled kingdom, where protests have been banned and officially labeled anti-islamic. a huge police presence insured the barely any of the people who had planned to turn up actually did so. we travelled across the country to investigate whether the campaigners for democracy and freedom have any new hope in light of the arab revolt. >> there were more police and soldiers than people on the streets today, and not a demonstrator in sight. 30,000 had signed the facebook page to call for reform in the country, but the intimidation and threats kept them away. it is about now that thousands of protesters were set to meet in this square. over the last few days, the papers have been filled
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Mar 25, 2011 5:30pm EDT
." more coming up in the program and more worries in japan about the fishermen nuclear repay. one of the reactor cores could be damaged -- about the fukushima nuclear plant. in a film that takes you into the interrogation room. we look at four days inside guantanamo. ♪ >> hello, welcome. syria has become the latest hot spot in the middle east, with the ruling elite coming under its biggest challenge in three decades. thousands have demonstrated, calling for more freedom, with protests reported in three more towns. in, protesters climbed about 20 were shot down after a statue of the former president was set alight. in damascus, three people reported to have been killed. ban ki-moon has urged the government to respect and to protect the rights of citizens. protests are taking place elsewhere across the region. in the many capital, , both pro and anti-government demonstrators held their largest real yet. the president told a crowd of supporters that he would step down but on his own terms. in libya, loud explosions have been heard near ajdabiya, where rebels are fighting forces loy
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
of the continuing problems in japan and the middle east. >> tom: susie, all three of the major averages ended modestly down, and trading volume was the lowest of the year. >> susie: so, what's next for the u.s. stock market? suzanne pratt got some answers. >> reporter: on wall street, they're calling it the "teflon market". throw at stocks an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in japan, not to mention a war in libya, yet the dow is above 12,000. nyse broker ted weisberg is surprised by the market's resiliency. but says he finds the recent volatility very troubling. >> the volatility, to me, simply says that there's no confidence. yes, the market's had a dramatic move off the lows, but for the most part, this move has not be accompanied by a lot of volume on the upside of the swing. >> reporter: still, the question is whether stocks can maintain their non-stick status? experts say that will depend on the quality of corporate profits. we'll get that news starting in about three weeks. according to thomson reuters, which tracks earnings data, wall street will not be disappointed by first qu
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
world news. also coming up, in japan more than 9,000 people are known to have died in the earthquake and tsunami. almost 13,000 are missing. as the battle to restore power to their fukushima nuclear plant continues there are fears of radiation in some food products. also, afghanistan's president announces the first provinces to be handed from nato to national security control. >> thanks for joining us. libyan state television says coalition forces have launched air strikes a third night in tripoli. colonel gaddafi's says many independents are killed but there is no equipment makes. we go to southern italy to join our colleague. welcome to the air base here in southern italy which is now the british center of operations with the r.a.f. fighters behind me. one of them i can see being prepared getting ready to fly another mission. the hood is up so presumably it will take off fairly shortly. it is also the home of the british ground attack aircraft which have been seeking out targets across libya to disable colonel gaddafi's air defense systems. another night of bombardment over tripoli
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Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm EDT
minister is forced to resign in one country. japan is facing a long-term crisis as thousands of homeless are forced into shelters. the fresh face of russian art. a new exhibition in london the counters perceptions of russians. ♪ >> for the sixth night, coalition warplanes are carrying out air attacks in libya. the prospect of nato taking command of the military operation has moved a step closer according to diplomats. diplomats have also said that nato ambassadors are still working on details. our world affairs editor is in the capital of tripoli with this assessment. >> the battle for misrata may decide how the entire war will go. the rebels have had no answer to colonel gaddafi's weaponry. that is why they have been so delighted that the coalition has intervened. the libyan air force has pretty much been destroyed. some tanks remain inside misrata. coalition forces cannot do anything about the pro-gaddafi snipers in the town. these pictures have come in over the last few days. there is no possibility of verifying them since the government has not allowed us to go through there. many
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >> japan is to de commission four of the reactors. tokyo electric power made the announcement three weeks after failing to bring reactors one to four under control. harmful levels of radiation have been detected in the area. the bbc's mark worthington told me owe -- how worrying these radiation levels are. >> they are the most concerning we've had outside the reactors. much higher than anything seen in the vea water until now. suggesting the radioactive material is somehow leaking out. an indication that there's a dispersal 16 kilometers to the south they have been much lower, but elevated levels all adding to the growing concern that this might have some kind of impact on japan's crucial fishery. >> so this is far from being under control. >> yes. and tepco has used almost that phrase saying they cannot say reactors one to four are at this stage under control. they are stabilizing slowly, they say, but because it's such a difficult task and because it's gone on so long and because they believe there's been a part of meltdown and because if you've seen the true scale of destruction, they
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
. relying in the northeast and japan and the latest of the after math. a surge in radiation levels. lowing levels to cool the reactors. snow and freezing temperatures hit the worst areas. >> welcome to the news. there is renewed unrest. one report today saying two reporters were killed. and sdieting a cia contractor on two counts of murder. >> workers in japan have returned to the site to continue to cool and stabilize the reactors. earlier, they had to evacuate yes. hello. i'm not far from the epi center. we are at this school. some of the 50 workers battling to keep those fuel rods cool had to be evacuated today as a result of a dangerous rise in the level of radiation. there's something like half a million people now homeless beg cared for in shelters like this one and supplies of food, water and petro were running very, very low. >> a new tactic to cool a strik ebb reactor. they plan to dump water from above. it looks like a desperate measure the workers there have suspended their evacuations. they have evacuated the safe area. avoid all none responsibly levels. radiation levels are re
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
slide. suzanne pratt, "nightly business report," new york. >> tom: in japan, the operator of a damaged nuclear power plant reports new setbacks in the effort to bring the facility under control. the plant's operator, tokyo electric power company, today reported that high levels of radiation are being found in the ocean about 100 yards offshore from the nuclear plant. and as lucy craft reports, contamination has dispersed well beyond the evacuated zone. >> reporter: for the beleaguered people of japan, there is a new menace. radiation contamination has been discovered in spinach, milk and tap water. officials say the levels don't pose a danger to human health, but they aren't taking any chances. today, the government slapped a ban on shipments of spinach from four states-- gunma, tochigi, ibaraki and fukushima, where the crippled nuclear power plant is located. milk from fukushima, the state which has borne the brunt of the radiation menace, has also been taken off the market. so far, japanese customers seem to be taking the news in stride. food sales overall are unaffected. but export
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>> rose: welcome t to our progr. tonight we take look at japan, first the scene on the ground with cnn anchor anna coren. >> it must just be so heart breaking to these people to return to their homes and see that nothing is standing. we're also hearing reports that, you know, there have been neighbors missing, so many people are unaccounted for, charlie, at the moment the death toll stands at just under 2,000, but government officials are saying that will rise well beyond 10,000. >> rose: and then the nuclear danger with david sanger of the "new york times," olli heinonen, former chief inspector for the international atomic and energy agency and nuclear physicist frank von hip. >> the good news is that the wind has been blowing offshore. but you know, the question is whether does this stand relative to chernobyl. it's way past three mile island already. >> rose: we conclude this evening by looking at the ipad 2 and the future of tablets with walt massberg of the "wall street journal" and david carr of the "new york times." >> the question is, is this going to be the ipod where
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Mar 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
of libya must be protected. >> we stand by our great friend and ally japan in its time of need. >> the nuclear crisis in japan -- could it happen here? >> schering the life out of everybody. >> time to start thinking about the 2012 republican presidential nominee. what about the donald? >> have never been so serious as i am now. >> and march madness -- do you have your brackets? captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- it was a 10-nothing vote, and five abstentions. the u.n. authorized the use of all necessary measures to protect citizens in libya. here is susan rice, our u.n. ambassador. >> the security council has authorized the use of force, including enforcement of a no- fly zone, to protect civilians and civilian areas targeted by colonel gaddafi, his intelligence and security forces, and his mercenaries. >> after the u.n. vote, the foreign minister said that the country was declaring an immediate ceasefire and halting military operations. after that, oil prices dropped. meanwhile, the no-fly zone. what about gaddafi's text and artillery? is this t
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Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
tavis: good evening from los angeles. i'm tavis smiley. as the nation of japan continues to recover from the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear scare, there is a realization that the death toll could have been far greater. so first up a conversation about the situation in japan with acclaimed architect hitoshi abe. he now heads the department of architecture and urban design here in ucla. also eve ensler is here from the "vagina mon loges." she is soaping city of joy. we're glad you can join hitoshi abe and eve ensler coming up. >> all i need his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. >> thank you. >> hitoshi abe serveses a chair of the ucla urban design and architecture. he's doing the work with brad pitt make it right foundation in the lower ninth ward in new orleans. great to have you on this program. >> thank you. tavis: i know you're the eighth
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
." >> more troubles for japan's stricken nuclear plant as two are taken to the hospital for nuclear expose your of radiation. and it could take weeks to destroy gaddafi's military. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up in the program. a call to martyrdom, a video showing pakistani children acting out a suicide bombing. >> hello. two workers at japan's power plant have been taken to the hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation. the radiation has already gotten into the water supply although japanese authorities say it's now safe for babies. there's a news conference the japanese cabinet member describes what has happened to the workers. >> yesterday at reactor building number three, workers were laying cables. radiation levels is being monitored constantly by their individual sim tris, but the water contained higher levels of radiation. as a result, the workers were exposed to the radiation of more than 170 middle veertveerts. they have been transfered to hospitals to seek necessary treatment. >> well, aid is beginning to get through to some on the nor
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Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>> welcome to our program, we begin this evening with the earthquake in japan. and an analysis by professor seth stein of northwestern university. >> this was much bigger than we expected to see on that part of the what's call the the japan trench. and one of the things we've been learning everything since 2004 was we used, before 2004 we thought we knew which piece of sub duction zones could have these really big earthquakes. the sumatra earthquake and now this one, what the earth often does, we learn to be pretty humble in the face of the complexities of the earth. the earth has the ability to surprise us. i think none of us expected that anything this big would happen there. >> rose: we continue with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there i
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
within the nato alliance about the libya mission. >> brown: from japan, we get the latest on the cleanup in the hard-hit city of sendai. >> it might not seem much to you, but believe me it's a huge step that you now can actually drive up at the airport's departure terminal. >> ifill: and judy woodruff interviews japan's ambassador to the u.s., ichiro fujisaki. >> brown: special correspondent steve sapienza reports from bangladesh on the struggle to meet the basic needs of an exploding population. >> dahka is one of the world's fastest growing cities and one of the poorest. with 2,000 newcomers daily the struggle to find clean water in the slums often has life threatening consequences. >> ifill: and ray suarez examines what a merger between at&t and t-mobile would mean for consumers and the wireless industry. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy and improve schools. >> a
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
-- radiation continues to seep from japan's stricken fukushima nuclear plant. and ireland awaits the results of stress tests on the banks. just how much more cash is needed to save them? >> one of gaddafi's closest allies is in the u.k., saying he's no longer prepared to represent the country's regime. moussa koussa was questioned for several hours by british officials. this latest development comes as the white house has declined to comment on reports that president obama has authorized covert american support for the rebels in libya. here's humphrey hawksley. >> for years, colonel gaddafi's loyal lieutenant, moussa koussa, has been a familiar figure in tripoli during the uprising. now he's being debriefed by british officials, who hope his deep insider knowledge of the regime will bring about its early downfall. in his faltering media appearances, he blamed al qaeda for the violence and the west for its colonialism and oil interests. all the time, he was in close contact with the british government. he knows many there. in 2004, tony blair and colonel gaddafi's historic meeting was arrange
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Mar 22, 2011 5:30pm EDT
of office. in japan, we take you inside the nuclear contamination zone. and the changing face of the royal family in the netherlands. why did the dutch bank about the monarchy? -- what do the dutch think about their monarchy? hello and welcome. fighting continues in libya despite coalition forces entering their fourth night of bombings from the air. forces loyal to gaddafi continue to attack several towns including misurata and near tripoli. -- including ms. brought up near tripoli. the situation in misrata is said to be desperate the coalition is considering all options in light of these attacks. our first correspondent is alan little in tripoli. >> the sudden, metallic flood of the impact. it is the repair workshop on the base of the tripoli shore. 19 hours after the blast, it was still smoking, the acrid stench catching and in your throat. you can see where the missiles struck and how powerful it was. there is no doubting this was a military target. these are misdial transporters behind us. -- missile transporters behind us. astonishingly, in the wreckage, three missiles appeared to hav
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and responsibly. information is still coming in about the events unfolding in japan, but the administration is committed to learning from japan's experience as we work to continue to strengthen america's nuclear industry. >> rose: and then by telephone, ethan brawner of the "new york times" in bahrain. >> it's hard to imagine how they can get back out in the streets quickly. the tanks and the jeeps are out this very important places in great strength. again, on the other hand, bahrain really relies on the financial district and so on to have a normal life, and i think that they're going to have to end the curfew and the marshal law quality at some point. >> rose: we conclude this evening with a look at the continuing crisis in the middle east and north africa with rob malley, john negroponte, and zalmay khalilzad. >> i think what mrs. : clts has done, secretary clinton, has been to hold back on the idea of us stepping forward unilaterally on this but saying, look, if we get the requisite support from the international community, including the arab league, then the predicate has been set for
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and fou
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Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
representative mike pence. >> woodruff: spencer michels looks at the science behind tsunamis and whether japan's crisis is a wake-up call for the united states. >> government scientists here in seattle say their tsunami warning systems saved a lot of lives but they're not sure what would happen if the big one hits the pacific northwest. >> brown: and margaret warner updates the political chaos and escalating violence in the african nation of ivory coast. that all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find it in the people at toyota, all across america. >> auto companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small businesses, communities, equipment, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. d
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
crisis in japan, as the prime minister says his country is on "maximum alert." >> ifill: miles o'brien reports from the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, the chernobyl power plant, where, decades later, radiation levels are still higher than normal. >> 25 years after the accident here, scientists are still trying to piece together its full impact. in the wake of events in japan there's new focus on their work. >> woodruff: and ray suarez interviews housing analyst robert shiller about new evidence of falling home prices in cities across the nation. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy and improve schools. >> .and our communities. >> in angola chevron helps train engineers, teachers and farmers; launch child's programs. it's not just good business. >> i'm hopeful about my country's fute. >> it's my country's future. >> you can't manufacture pride, but p
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm EDT
official estimate of the cost of the earthquake and tsunami. japan also said today radiation has spread beyond the area surrounding its crippled nuclear power plant. the city of tokyo says its drinking water isn't safe for infants because radiation levels are double safe limits. it's urging residents to refrain from hoarding bottled water. separately, toyota motor said it will halt some north american production because of parts shortages in japan. it's not sure how many shifts will be down, or for how long. >> tom: still ahead, as seen with this week's big telecom deal, big buyouts are alive and well, and that has tonight's "street critique" guest buying the bankers behind the buying. hilary kramer joins us. >> susie: a very big name on the witness stand today at the raj rajaratnam insider trading trial-- lloyd blankfein, c.e.o. of goldman sachs. blankfein testified that a former board member, rajat gupta, gave rajaratnam confidential information valued at $17 million-- tips about a possible acquisition of wachovia bank and the $5 billion investment in the firm by warren buffett's berk
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Mar 29, 2011 5:30pm EDT
place in 2007. the amount imposed was the maximum allowed by law. in japan, 2.5 weeks after disaster, the president said the country is on max on alert over the crippled fukushima nuclear plant. they try to prevent radioactive water from leaking into the sea. the u.s. and u.k. are starting to detect very low levels of radioactive iodine in the air. our science correspondent has the story. this does contain flash photography. >> this is the front line of japan's nuclear crisis. teams of workers braving me fukushima -- the fukushima power station. some areas are too contaminated to enter. this picture was taken inside one of the control rooms. a ghostly seen as they check the damage and facing new threat of a flood of contaminated water. authorities are struggling for control of the power station with some games every day, but also set backs. good news is that power is not connected to all four reactor buildings. that means proper cooling is one step closer. reactor two is causing the most concern. that is where the highest radiation has been detected. 15 minutes is the equivalent of t
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> brown: plus, we update the spiraling nuclear crisis in japan, where new radiation levels have been found in the air, seawater, and soil around the fukushima plant. >> ifill: and ray suarez talks to marcia coyle about today's supreme court free speech arguments involving a campaign finance law in arizona. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial professional can tell you about pacific life, the power to help you succeed. >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. chevron. we may have more in common than you think. and by bnsf railway. and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing su
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Mar 12, 2011 4:30am EST
on "washington week." everywhere you look, new challenges. in japan where hundreds are dead and thousands are missing. in libya, where muammar qaddafi clings to power. in wisconsin where a collective bargaining confrontation finally comes to a head. everything lands on the president's plate. >> we can't keep on running the government based on two-week extensions. that's irresponsible. gwen: plus, we remember the wisdom of david broder. >> if you're willing to try to lead that government or achieve the leadership position in that government, you have to try to build some trust for yourself. gwen: covering the week, san balls and karen tumulty of "the washington post," and doyle mcmahon us in of "the l.a. times." >> live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to connect our forces to what they need when they need it. >> to help treat sea danger before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm EDT
disasters and nuclear problems in japan to sharply higher oil prices. but today, the spotlight was on a problem many thought had gone away-- the european debt crisis. the fall of the portuguese government has pushed that country's borrowing rates to record levels, making it more difficult for portugal to get a handle on it's debt. economist brian levitt says the fear in financial markets is that portugal could need an expensive bailout. >> the big fear about the fall of the government in portugal is that they are not going to go through the austerity measures that they need, that the larger euro-economies want for them to go through in order to get additional credit facilities. >> reporter: another fear is contagion, reinforced by credit rating agency moody's downgrade of more than 30 spanish banks today. all this may seem like a replay of last spring's greek debt crisis, which sent stocks into a tailspin and threatened to derail the global recovery. but this time, experts don't think there will be a similar market meltdown. they point out that it's in the interest of other eur
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
, "nightly business report," new york. >> tom: japan continues to struggle to contain the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. tokyo electric power, or tepco, runs the damaged fukushima nuclear complex and says more radioactive water was found leaking from the plant today. plutonium has also been found in soil around the plant. tepco has asked french nuclear giant areva for help with crisis. as for the auto industry, some analysts now say it could be summer before japan's vehicle makers are running at normal capacity. goldman sachs estimates the shutdowns cost the automakers $200 million a day. meanwhile, damage at japan's auto parts makers has ford motor idling a european plant. the plant in belgium will shut for five days starting monday, to conserve parts. and, if you want to order a ford f150 pickup, you might not get it in tuxedo black. ford has stopped taking orders for some specialty colors as a paint pigment supplier near japan's disaster zone remains closed. >> suzanne: a potential billion- dollar battle takes center stage at the supreme court tomorrow. it's a massive sex-
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
charged up over electric vehicles. >> tom: in japan, the owner of the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant, tokyo electric on america's nuclear power growth until new safety guidelines are put in place. in japan, meantime, lucy craft reports the owner of the fukushima power plant may soon be under management, the japanese government. >> reporter: reports here say the government may temporarily nationalize tepco, which is confronting tens of billions of dollars in compensation to residents, fishermen and farmers who have been dislocated by the radiation disaster. a government takeover would ensure the company could meet those obligations, analysts say. the complex operation to stabilize fukushima's six damaged and leaking reactors could drag on for weeks. this weekend, trace plutonium turned up on the site, raising more alarm. tepco is the region's largest utility, and provides power to a third of japan's population, but with most of its nuclear power and other energy plants sidelined by the earthquake, tokyo is confronting huge power shortages, especially this summer. the nationaliza
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
, he also said he's determined to ensure it's safe. that pledge comes as the world watches japan struggle to control a damaged nuclear power plant. lucy craft has the latest from tokyo. >> reporter: executives of tokyo electric power-- or "tepco"-- did the customary bow of remorse, apologizing for a disaster that shows no signs of abating. their president, conspicuously absent from public view for several weeks, has checked into the hospital, complaining of high blood pressure. the latest alarming news from tepco? radioactive iodine in seawater near the fukushima plant has surged to 3,355 times legal limits. officials continue to argue seawater contamination won't ruin japanese fisheries, but these assurances are cold comfort to the agriculture and marine industries, which have lost consumer confidence here and abroad. meanwhile, tepco dropped another bombshell today. businesses are being asked to slash their energy use by a whopping 25%, or tokyo could face a long, hot summer of blackouts. lucy craft, "nightly business report," tokyo. >> tom: as we reported earlier, part of pres
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
about money, as we debut a new segment, "kids and cash." >> suzanne: from an earthquake in japan to civil war in libya, the market had its share of headwinds this quarter. nevertheless, the s&p 500 posted its biggest first quarter rally in 13 years, up 5.4%. sam stovall joins us now to talk about this teflon quarter and what could be ahead. he's chief investment strategist for standard and poor's equity research. sam, always good to you have on the program. >> thanks, suzanne. >> suzanne: so are you shocked by the market's performance this quarter? >> i think that the market really did show some remarkable resilience. as you said in your intro, despite the civil inrest in the middle east the additional sovereign dead downgrades as well as natural disaster in japan we were still able to put in the best first quarter since 1998. >> suzanne: and what is the explanation do you think for that? >> well, i think in general most global investors are looking upon this half speed economic recovery and expecting it to pick up the pace in the quarters ahead. >> suzanne: so do you think of co
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Mar 21, 2011 12:30pm EDT
, and later in the program, photograph from japan. all of that next. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with the crisis in libya. last night, the u.n. security council adopted a resolution giving broad backing to military action against all threats to civilians. the resolution also demanded a no-fly zone across the country. hours later libya's foreign minister announced an immediate cease-fire. >> i'm taking into consideration that libya is a full member of the u.n.. we accept that it's obliged to accept th
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Mar 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the development of nuclear power. japan is kind of a unique situation. >> i just don't think a species like ours that makes mistakes can play with fire like this. i think the numbers on the dice are too big to be rolled and we've seen that three times. we've seen that at three mile island and chernobyl and now we're seeing it again. >> couric: also this evening, the actor bradley cooper and the director neil burger talk about their new film "limitless." >> it's a very interesting question because in regards to robert den nero. my memory of my scenes with him, if you asked me about, for example... you saw it, you know scene in the... when television. ory of those scenes, i can't remember what i was doing to let you know the audience member what it is that he's going through because i really... he was so present, bob was so present, that i was just talking to him and my memory that i wasn't doing anything. i was fearful that i wasn't conveying it and when we watched it i thought, oh, wow, that is actually the most fun about acting is when you're literally just listening and it just comes out of yo
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
brzezinski and brent scowcroft. >> ifill: and judy woodruff gets the latest from japan, where officials now estimate more than 21,000 people are dead or missing, and there's new evidence of radiation in vegetables, milk, and water. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial professional can tell you about pacific life, the power to help you succeed. >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. chevron. we may have more in common than you think. >> and by bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was m
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